13 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Avoid at all costs,
This review is from: NETGEAR RN10200-100EUS ReadyNAS 102 2 Bay Personal Cloud Network Attached Storage (Diskless), iTunes Server, Plex Server, DLNA Media Streaming and RAID (Accessory)
Now if Netgear want to reply to this please go ahead but some of these issues have been ongoing for months.
This product is NOT fit for purpose IMO
Yes it is well built
Yes it looks the business
Yes it promises so very much
The HDD don't spin down EVER unless you have the unit turn off completely
The DNLA feature whilst showing as on is actually off when you power on the unit again, you need to turn DNLA off then on again.
The unit will power off as per schedule even if you are actually using it
The android apps don't work most of the time, sometimes they do after resetting everything but than don't again especially if the unit has powered off and then restarted
The photo app for android - there isn't one!
DNLA is not fully certified
Creating a remote user account is dreadful and problematic - Took 3 attempts, said user created but wasn't
Look up ReadyNAS on PLAY for Android - Look at those 1 star reviews - I AM NOT ALONE!
By contrast Synology DS213j - Faster, easier setup, easier account creation, remote access works, photo app, HDD spindown, DNLA certified. Worth every penny extra.
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Initial post: 28 Jan 2014 23:00:41 GMT
Helpful review - it was the number of negative reviews like this that caused me to upgrade from my very reliable 5-year old ReadyNAS Duo to a Synology DS414 and I agree with everything you say about the setup and operation of the Synology Apps on IOS and Android.
Posted on 27 Sep 2014 20:23:48 BDT
I dont get any of your problems with my NAS, think they are great especially build too better than the rest of the cheap looking plastic NAS units. All I can say is you have a faulty one
In reply to an earlier post on 28 Sep 2014 16:27:24 BDT
Keats The Cat says:
Unless Netgear have addressed the issues I reported (as many others did) I stand by my review. The unit is well made but the software is not a patch on Synology. The Android app hasn't been updated since 2012! There are better for around the same money.
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